A lot has happened this week on Brexit: from the Scottish Government introducing a Bill to protect devolution, to the UK government’s latest shambolic negotiation efforts.
Here’s a quick summary.
Jeremy Corbyn confirmed that Labour still support a job-destroying Brexit that takes Scotland out of the Single Market.
I welcome any Labour movement in right direction but, tbh, it still sounds very similar to the ‘have cake and eat it’ approach of PM. Why Labour doesn’t just embrace a single market/CU outcome in full is beyond me. https://t.co/pzIK24HIIT— Nicola Sturgeon (@NicolaSturgeon) February 26, 2018
If you want full access it is called the single market and customs union. In order to protect jobs and prosperity @jeremycorbyn has to realise that he has to join with @theSNP and others to secure a commons majority to deliver this. https://t.co/GrrkbAb5td— Ian Blackford (@IanBlackfordMP) February 26, 2018
A significant step in the right direction but still some distance for Labour to travel to prevent real damage from #Brexit : Jeremy Corbyn backs permanent customs union after Brexit - BBC News https://t.co/wqRNkHuoz7— Michael Russell (@Feorlean) February 26, 2018
🙊 What Jeremy Corbyn didn't mention today: Labour's position on Brexit still risks jobs. Here's what you need to know. https://t.co/FJlitzZfqP— The SNP (@theSNP) February 26, 2018
A Scottish EU Continuity Bill has been introduced to ensure devolution is protected and laws in Scotland will work properly after Brexit and safeguard Holyrood’s powers.
The UK Foreign Secretary, Boris Johnson, compared the Northern Ireland border to the border between London boroughs.
📽️ The Tories are losing their grip on reality when it comes to Brexit. @IanBlackfordMP: "Boris Johnson has compared crossing the Irish border to going between Camden and Westminster - you could not make this stuff up." #PMQs pic.twitter.com/7knnasjUQt— The SNP (@theSNP) February 28, 2018
Theresa May gave a speech on Brexit setting out a wishlist that has already been rejected by the EU.
The time for vacuous, meaningless rhetoric like this is long gone. The PM’s speech must set out exactly HOW she intends to achieve her (seemingly contradictory and unachievable if we leave single market/customs union) objectives. https://t.co/0pJXQL3vvI— Nicola Sturgeon (@NicolaSturgeon) March 2, 2018
The nub. More detail, but no progress. A wishlist plan already largely rejected by EU. And even if it could be achieved, it would leave us with arrangements nowhere near as good as being in single market - and with no discernible upside. We can’t allow the Tories to take us there https://t.co/1Z1zsVWuep— Nicola Sturgeon (@NicolaSturgeon) March 2, 2018
And the SNP began a new campaign calling on the UK government to see sense and end the power grab in the UK Withdrawal Bill.
Theresa May is intent on stripping devolved powers away from Scotland after #Brexit.— The SNP (@theSNP) March 2, 2018
✍️ Sign our petition and send the Tories a message – hands off Scotland’s powers: https://t.co/om8fXFsLUU #powergrab pic.twitter.com/iq9A8s96Nm
- Scotland’s Brexit plan: protecting jobs and living standards
- Scottish EU Continuity Bill and UK Withdrawal Bill: in 200 words
- What is the Scottish Continuity Bill?